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Mount Rushmore to Reopen

Posted at: 10/12/2013 9:00 AM
Updated at: 10/12/2013 9:06 AM



Mount Rushmore National Monument will reopen on Monday after donors stepped forward to help reopen South Dakota's best-known attraction.

Because of the partial government shutdown, states have to foot the bill to open national parks.  South Dakota said the National Park Service was charging the state $15,200 per day to operate the monument.

Mount Rushmore will reopen Monday at 8 a.m. Mountain time.

Elsewhere, Arizona and New York have reached deals with the Interior Department to reopen Grand Canyon National Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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The state of South Dakota provided the following list of donors who are "buying a day" of operation of Mount Rushmore:

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